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July 4, 2008 | Chris Pasles
Opera star Joan Sutherland broke both legs in a fall in her garden in Les Avants, Switzerland, the newspaper the Australian reports. The paper said the Australia-born soprano, 81, fell three weeks ago and is likely to spend up to eight weeks in a hospital. Sutherland, once called "the voice of the century" by star tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who frequently appeared with her, made her last public performance, at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, when she was 64. Since her retirement, she has been living in her adopted home, Switzerland.
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October 12, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Joan Sutherland, the Australian tailor's daughter acclaimed as "La Stupenda" during a nearly 40-year operatic career and rated by many critics as the most powerful and technically perfect diva of the 20th century, has died. She was 83. Sutherland died Sunday at her home near Geneva, Switzerland, after a long illness, her family announced. Sutherland achieved stardom in 1959 with a celebrated turn in the title role of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" at London's Royal Opera House.
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September 28, 1990 | ROBERT WOODWARD, REUTERS
Joan Sutherland, one of the great sopranos of the 20th Century, will make her farewell operatic performance here next week--saying goodby to the stage in the city where she was born 63 years ago. Idolized as "La Stupenda" by the audience at Milan's La Scala, Sutherland is due to end her career at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday with a performance of Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots."
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July 4, 2008 | Chris Pasles
Opera star Joan Sutherland broke both legs in a fall in her garden in Les Avants, Switzerland, the newspaper the Australian reports. The paper said the Australia-born soprano, 81, fell three weeks ago and is likely to spend up to eight weeks in a hospital. Sutherland, once called "the voice of the century" by star tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who frequently appeared with her, made her last public performance, at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, when she was 64. Since her retirement, she has been living in her adopted home, Switzerland.
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October 12, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Joan Sutherland, the Australian tailor's daughter acclaimed as "La Stupenda" during a nearly 40-year operatic career and rated by many critics as the most powerful and technically perfect diva of the 20th century, has died. She was 83. Sutherland died Sunday at her home near Geneva, Switzerland, after a long illness, her family announced. Sutherland achieved stardom in 1959 with a celebrated turn in the title role of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" at London's Royal Opera House.
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March 15, 1998 | MARY CAMPBELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dame Joan Sutherland says she hasn't sung a proper note since she retired, but she's still in tune with the profession she left eight years ago. Dame Joan, the tall Australian coloratura, made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1961 as Lucia di Lammermoor after seven years at London's Royal Opera in Covent Garden. She retired in 1990, at age 64, as one of the century's greatest coloratura sopranos.
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November 13, 1989 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sutherland Sings Farewell: Joan Sutherland gave her last U.S. opera performance Saturday night on the same Dallas stage where she made her American debut 29 years ago. Sutherland bid farewell to American audiences after singing the title role in "The Merry Widow." "I thank you all for the wonderful audiences you have been," she said. "I just feel the time has come. I'd rather leave you with a pleasant sound in your ears than start croaking too much."
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October 5, 1986
There is no need for Martin Bernheimer to explain or defend his recent review of Luciano Pavarotti at the Bowl ("The Critic and His Critic: A Long-Preying Dialogue" Sept. 21 and Calendar Letters, Sept. 28). In reporting that event, Bernheimer was a model of critical restraint, even though he was given every reason not to be. Many strange and puzzling things happen in the musical world that can be accepted, excused and even, perhaps, understood, but replacing Joan Sutherland with a minor, marginally competent soprano (Madelyn Renee)
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March 15, 1998 | MARY CAMPBELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dame Joan Sutherland says she hasn't sung a proper note since she retired, but she's still in tune with the profession she left eight years ago. Dame Joan, the tall Australian coloratura, made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1961 as Lucia di Lammermoor after seven years at London's Royal Opera in Covent Garden. She retired in 1990, at age 64, as one of the century's greatest coloratura sopranos.
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September 28, 1990 | ROBERT WOODWARD, REUTERS
Joan Sutherland, one of the great sopranos of the 20th Century, will make her farewell operatic performance here next week--saying goodby to the stage in the city where she was born 63 years ago. Idolized as "La Stupenda" by the audience at Milan's La Scala, Sutherland is due to end her career at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday with a performance of Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots."
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June 19, 1990
Dame Joan Sutherland says she wants to be remembered for her voice in its prime, so she has withdrawn from what were to be her last appearances in Covent Garden later this year. The 63-year-old diva had been cast in the lead role of "Die Fledermaus" in December; instead, her final opera appearance will be in Sydney on Oct. 2 in "Les Huguenots," Royal Opera House spokeswoman Katherine Wilkinson said today. The Covent Garden performance was to be the last of her career.
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November 13, 1989 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sutherland Sings Farewell: Joan Sutherland gave her last U.S. opera performance Saturday night on the same Dallas stage where she made her American debut 29 years ago. Sutherland bid farewell to American audiences after singing the title role in "The Merry Widow." "I thank you all for the wonderful audiences you have been," she said. "I just feel the time has come. I'd rather leave you with a pleasant sound in your ears than start croaking too much."
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February 11, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Dame Joan Sutherland has climbed the sacrificial pyre as Bellini's Druid priestess Norma 126 times--probably setting at least a modern record. Her appearances with Opera Pacific, beginning today at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, will mark immolations 127-130. Then she will fly off to Detroit to relight the pyre three times at Detroit's Michigan Opera Theatre, another company run by David DiChiera, Opera Pacific's general director.
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April 4, 1986
Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti will appear together at Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 6 during a four-city concert tour. Noting separate 25th anniversaries--the Australian soprano's debuts in San Francisco, Chicago and New York, and the tenor's operatic debut in his native Italy--the two singers will give concerts together Sept. 2-16. Sutherland and Pavarotti will begin the tour at the Oakland Coliseum Sept. 2. Next, the singers will appear in Hollywood Bowl at 8:30 p.m.
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February 10, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Dame Joan Sutherland has climbed the sacrificial pyre as Bellini's Druid priestess Norma 126 times--probably setting at least a modern record. Her appearances with Opera Pacific, beginning Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, will mark immolations 127 to 130. Then she will fly off to Detroit to relight the pyre three times at Detroit's Michigan Opera Theatre, another company run by Opera Pacific general director David DiChiera.
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February 10, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Dame Joan Sutherland has climbed the sacrificial pyre as Bellini's Druid priestess Norma 126 times--probably setting at least a modern record. Her appearances with Opera Pacific, beginning Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, will mark immolations 127 to 130. Then she will fly off to Detroit to relight the pyre three times at Detroit's Michigan Opera Theatre, another company run by Opera Pacific general director David DiChiera.
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